The Splendour and Magic of the Sultans
(Museum With No Frontiers International Exhibition Cycle
Islamic Art in the Mediterranean)
2001, colour photographs throughout, paperback, ISBN 1874044376
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, uncreased spine
'Mamluk Art: The Splendour and Magic of the Sultans tells the story of almost three centuries of political security and economic stability successfully achieved by the sultans' defence against mongol and Crusader threats. The intellectual, scientific and artistic currents that flourished then are manifest in mamluk architecture and decorative arts, bearing witness to the vitality of their trade, to their cultural exuberance and to their military and religious strength in all its elegant and lively simplicity, the purity of which approaches that of modern canons.'